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Pulp Friction: 01/22/23
Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey and Amy Melissa Bentley (Narrator) (2020) is the second book in the Cider Shop mystery series. Winona Mae Montgomery's cider shop is thriving and the family farm is on its way to be profitable again.
They've also started hosting events at the farm. A wedding went off beautifully but ends in tragedy when the groom is struck and killed by the truck set aside to be the "get-away car." Worse set, Winona's childhood friend, Hank, appears to be the prime suspect and even she has to admit he was acting suspiciously.
This is the sixth wedding gone wrong mystery I've read in the last six months or so. Of those, half of them end up with with the groom being murdered and the other half end up with someone else being murdered. I prefer the someone else being murdered, given the choice.
Of the wedding themed murder mysteries I've read this year, Pulp Friction reminds me most of Clammed Up by Barbara Ross (2013). Both have the crimes happening at the venue site and to the groom. Both feature dead men with sketchy pasts that provide ample sources of red herrings.
The third book is The Cider Shop Rules (2021).